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How safe is the alloderm procedure? I was advised by a doctor to have alloderm when i consulted him for a breast reconstruction surgery following breast cancer. What are the possible side effects of the procedure?

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Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Fairly Safe

Alloderm is often used to add additional support to the inferior portion of the implant.
Think of it like a hammock to hold the implant. The side effects are similar to other implant based reconstructions. Bleeding, infection, fluid collections are the most common side effects.

In brief: Fairly Safe

Alloderm is often used to add additional support to the inferior portion of the implant.
Think of it like a hammock to hold the implant. The side effects are similar to other implant based reconstructions. Bleeding, infection, fluid collections are the most common side effects.
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Dr. Robert Whitfield
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Alloderm

Alloderm is commonly used in breast reconstruction with tissue expanders and permanent implant.
It is composed of human cadaver skin that has been treated to remove the cells that would lead your body to reject it. Overall the product has been used in thousands of patients and has been discussed widely in surgical literature.

In brief: Alloderm

Alloderm is commonly used in breast reconstruction with tissue expanders and permanent implant.
It is composed of human cadaver skin that has been treated to remove the cells that would lead your body to reject it. Overall the product has been used in thousands of patients and has been discussed widely in surgical literature.
Dr. Robert Whitfield
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Dr. Lavinia Chong
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Alloderm

Acellular cadaveric dermal matrices (adms) like alloderm have been increasingly popular with breast reconstruction.
Advantages: 1) ability to salvage, in event of mastectomy flap necrosis; 2) lesser extent of capsular contracture if post=op radiation therapy is recommended; 3) improved positioning of the eventual reconstruction. Disadvantages: 1) seroma; 2) infection.

In brief: Alloderm

Acellular cadaveric dermal matrices (adms) like alloderm have been increasingly popular with breast reconstruction.
Advantages: 1) ability to salvage, in event of mastectomy flap necrosis; 2) lesser extent of capsular contracture if post=op radiation therapy is recommended; 3) improved positioning of the eventual reconstruction. Disadvantages: 1) seroma; 2) infection.
Dr. Lavinia Chong
Dr. Lavinia Chong
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Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Alloderm for Breast

I have been using alloderm since the early 2000 in breast reconstruction and it has added another dimension in our ability to perform primary reconstruction or perform redo's, that wasn't available to us in the past.
The side effects are limited to slightly increased chances of seroma formation and infection rarely.

In brief: Alloderm for Breast

I have been using alloderm since the early 2000 in breast reconstruction and it has added another dimension in our ability to perform primary reconstruction or perform redo's, that wasn't available to us in the past.
The side effects are limited to slightly increased chances of seroma formation and infection rarely.
Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Dr. Humberto Palladino
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Very few

It is a very safe procedure, it's the standard of care for breast reconstruction.
There are not many side effects.

In brief: Very few

It is a very safe procedure, it's the standard of care for breast reconstruction.
There are not many side effects.
Dr. Humberto Palladino
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Dr. Ofer Rodriguez
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Alloderm

Alloderm is a good tool during breast reconstruction.
It is used to reduce risks such a capsular contracture and to better emvelope the implant. Please consult a board certified plastic surgeon.

In brief: Alloderm

Alloderm is a good tool during breast reconstruction.
It is used to reduce risks such a capsular contracture and to better emvelope the implant. Please consult a board certified plastic surgeon.
Dr. Ofer Rodriguez
Dr. Ofer Rodriguez
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